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minted is a LaTeX package that provides syntax highlighting using the Pygments library. Highlighted source code can be customized using fancyvrb.
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minted — highlighted source code for LaTeX


minted is a LaTeX package that facilitates expressive syntax highlighting using the Pygments library. The package also provides options to customize the highlighted source code output using fancyvrb.

For instance, this code:

string title = "This is a Unicode π in the sky"
Defined as $\pi=\lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{P_n}{d}$ where $P$ is the perimeter
of an $n$-sided regular polygon circumscribing a
circle of diameter $d$.
const double pi = 3.1415926535

will produce the following rendering:


See the documentation for examples and installation instructions.

Current status

The 2.0 release is finally finished! Here is a brief overview for transitioning from 1.7 to 2.0.

Transitioning from minted 1.7 to 2.0+ should require no changes in almost all cases. Version 2 provides the same interface and all of the same features.

In cases when custom code was used to hook into the minted internals, it may still be desirable to use the old minted 1.7. For those cases, the new package minted1 is provided. Simply load this before any other package attempts to load minted, and you will have the code from 1.7.

A brief summary of new features in version 2.0 is provided below. More detail is available in, or the Version History in minted.pdf.

  • New inline command \mintinline.

  • Support for caching highlighted code with new package option cache. This drastically reduces package overhead. Caching is on by default. A cache directory called _minted-<document name> will be created in the document root directory. This may be modified with the cachedir package option.

  • Automatic line breaking for all commands and environments with new option breaklines. Many additional options for customizing line breaking.

  • Support for Unicode under the pdfTeX engine.

  • Set document-wide options using \setminted{<opts>}. Set language-specific options using \setminted[<lang>}{<opts>}. Similarly, set inline-specific options using \setmintedinline.

  • Package option langlinenos: do line numbering by language.

  • Many new options, including encoding, autogobble, and escapeinside (requires Pygments 2.0+).

  • New package option outputdir provides compatibility with command-line options -output-directory and -aux-directory.

  • New package option draft disables Python use to give maximum performance.

  • \mint can now take code delimited by matched curly braces {}.


minted is distributed with both TeX Live and MiKTeX. It is also available from CTAN. In any case, Python and Pygments need to be installed separately.


This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL), version 1.3 or later.

Additionally, the project may be distributed under the terms of the 3-Clause ("New") BSD license.

Please use the project's GitHub site at for suggestions, feature requests, and bug reports.

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